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San Clemente Livability #566 ranked city in California#15,601 ranked city in the USARanks better than 46% of areas

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      Living in San Clemente, CA

      San Clemente, California is a moderately-sized city with a population of 65,082 residents. With a population density of 3,546 people per square mile, San Clemente is well above the nation's average density level. At 81%, the majority of the San Clemente population is White; this is followed by 3% Asian and 1% Black. San Clemente has a high percentage of people who are married with children when compared to the rest of the country. In total, more than 84% of the population is classified as married and 58% have kids.

      Are you trying to figure out if living in San Clemente is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a good experience before relocating to any new city in California, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. Several key factors deserve attention. For one, safety is paramount, ensuring that your new area is low in crime is key. Proximity to workplaces or schools minimizes commute times and fosters convenience. Access to essential amenities like parks, grocery stores, food, fitness, shops and healthcare facilities enhances daily life. Efficient public transportation options provide mobility and connectivity. The sense of community creates a welcoming and supportive environment. Lastly, the overall atmosphere, encompassing the vibe, aesthetics, and lifestyle offerings, contributes to a fulfilling living experience. Considering these elements helps identify the ideal neighborhood for your needs and preferences. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like amenities, commute, education, you can easily compare the best places to live in San Clemente and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare San Clemente to California and the national average.

      With a livability score of 63 out of 100, San Clemente is ranked #13,099 in the United States and #426 in California. If we consider each of the categories on their own, we see that San Clemente ranks well for crime (A) and education (A-).

      Low violent crime rates (murder, rape, robbery, assault) provide a safer environment for residents, reducing the risk of personal harm, property theft or violence. Low crime can also lead to increased property values and desirability. At 142 crimes per 100,000 residents, San Clemente has a violent crime rate that is far below the national average.

      Being close to public transit, grocery stores, parks and other conveniences are all important when weighing your options for a new home in San Clemente. Before you determine if any of these amenities are available in the area, you will also want to know if the real estate prices in San Clemente are affordable. The median home price for San Clemente homes is $801,100, which is 95.7% higher than the California average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in San Clemente, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 8.2, which is 28.1% higher than the California average.

      San Clemente transportation information

      Statistic San Clemente California National
      Average one way commute30min28min26min
      Workers who drive to work74.9%73.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool6.1%10.6%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.8%5.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.2%1.1%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.0%2.7%2.8%
      Working from home16.0%5.4%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The San Clemente, CA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).